[tex-live] tds.zip (was: No more Koma-Script Updates on CTAN (really this time))

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Tue Nov 18 19:28:51 CET 2008

Ulrike Fischer:
> I don't understand what this means. Why is a .tds.zip not suitable for
> CTAN?  (There are a lot tds.zip on CTAN).

I can give you my take.  One of the most common comments we get from
users is that it is hard for people to understand what the packages do.
We have responded by spending a lot of effort asking for documentation
(both README's and .pdf's), by doing a lot of work on the Catalogue
(much of it Robin's), and by trying to make the materials easy to
navigate on the web.  .tds.zip layouts are very hard to navigate.

But in part the question goes to what is the role of the archive: for
instance, to what extent do ordinary users go there and to what extent
are they just going to their distribution?

We have asked people who want to send a .tds.zip to send it as a
stand-alone file beyond what they already send.  See
(linked-to from the upload page).



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